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Re: Boss GT1 Review
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2017, 03:34:47 pm »
Resurrecting this a bit.

The one criticism I have with the GT-1, compared with other alternatives from Zoom or Digitech, is the GT-1 doesn't have drum rhythms.

It does have a metronome and that is useful, but not nearly as useful (or fun/inspiring) as a drum track.

I find it a little odd because some of their other related products do have this. Specifically their standalone loop pedals (such as the RC-3), and the JS-8/10 and the BR-80. In fact, the drum-tracks on the BR-80 are fully programmable and can even be triggered over MIDI.

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I think this is because the GT-1 is intended as a tool for gigging.

In case of the RC-3 looper. I have one and I find the drum tracks better than a metronome, but too difficult to program the right tempo as it is only possible to do tap tempo. It would be better to have a dial to set it more precise.
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Re: Boss GT1 Review
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2017, 04:50:19 pm »
The Zoom G5 (the original not the newer versions) has a good set of drum tracks, tempo can be set through tap or dial as can volume compared to guitar.

I haven't looked a the GT1 in detail but looking at the picture am I right in thinking the buttons represent the actual chain of effects you can have? if that's the case compared to something like a Zoom it looks a bit limiting ALTHOUGH I can understand it does keep things nice and simple.
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Re: Boss GT1 Review
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2017, 04:57:24 pm »
I think this is because the GT-1 is intended as a tool for gigging.

Yes, but I would argue the competition (Digitech RP Series, Zoom G series, Mooer GE100) are too. These have drum patterns. There are performance/rehearsal situations where I could see having drum patterns to be useful.

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In case of the RC-3 looper. I have one and I find the drum tracks better than a metronome, but too difficult to program the right tempo as it is only possible to do tap tempo. It would be better to have a dial to set it more precise.

Agreed. The Digitech RP pedals and Boss BR-80 do it better (and, I presume, the Zoom does too). Both allow you to adjust the tempo directly rather than using tap tempo. I believe some of the Digitech Jamman looper range also have this sort of tempo control.

As I said, it's a criticism and it's largely why I still keep hold of my RP355.

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Re: Boss GT1 Review
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2017, 09:37:46 am »
It seems that Boss/Roland has chosen to keep the drum simulators on the BR series and thereby differentiating their products.
Makes good sense to me.
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Re: Boss GT1 Review
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2019, 02:47:28 pm »
Have to admit seriously looking at the GT-1 as a replacement for my Zoom G5 which has literally JUST died. Was working two days ago and now just wont power up. Have checked for dry solder joints etc. but nothing seems to bring it back to life. Thankfully not too much of a loss given I've had it a good few years and bought used. Still it was a cracking pedal..thankfully I'd just transferred some of my patches across to the MS50G I've also got so patches are still there!

Prices seem to have dropped a lot of this now at around the £148 mark new and tipping towards the £100 used on ebay. By comparison the Zoom G5N is still around £250 new and just under £200 for used. Can't really justify that! The MS50G is brilliant in a single pedal but just a bit limited.
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Re: Boss GT1 Review
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2019, 11:50:13 pm »



I've just noticed this question didn't get answered:

I haven't looked a the GT1 in detail but looking at the picture am I right in thinking the buttons represent the actual chain of effects you can have? if that's the case compared to something like a Zoom it looks a bit limiting ALTHOUGH I can understand it does keep things nice and simple.

The answer is: No. You can actually rearrange the chain in any order you want. The buttons are just short-cuts to make it easy to turn individual effects on and off and to edit them.

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